Rehan Mahmud

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The term "linking" has been used specifically to describe the mechanism for perpetuation of functional anterograde bundle branch block: namely, repetitive transseptal retrograde concealed penetration by impulses propagating along the contralateral bundle. We present selected examples that demonstrate tht linking-type phenomena actually have a wide spectrum(More)
The effect of abrupt short-to-long changes in cycle length (CL) on the postulated reentrant circuit of ventricular tachycardia (VT) was evaluated. This was performed using single and double ventricular extrastimuli in a group of 21 patients clinically suspected of having VT in whom VT could not be induced at comparable or shorter constant CLs. A second(More)
The relation between the morphologic configuration of QRS complexes during wide QRS tachycardia induced during electrophysiologic studies and sinus rhythm was examined in 18 patients who had preexisting left or right bundle branch block. Representative QRS complexes during sinus rhythm and during tachycardia were isolated from each patient and juxtaposed(More)
Misdiagnosis occurs upon initial presentation to medical attention in a considerable number of patients referred for evaluation of wide QRS tachycardia. In order to improve diagnostic accuracy (ventricular versus supraventricular tachycardia), the answers to two key bedside questions were prospectively evaluated: (1) Had the patient experienced a prior(More)
The concept that refractoriness of the His-Purkinje system (HPS) and ventricular muscle both vary directly with cycle length is based on observations during the use of constant cycle length. During abrupt changes in ventricular cycle length, refractoriness of the ventricular muscle is known to reflect the cumulative durations of preceding cycle lengths. The(More)
Although the antiarrhythmic aspect of amiodarone has been extensively studied, its effects on His-Purkinje system conduction and refractoriness have not been systematically investigated in human beings. In 24 patients, anterograde His-Purkinje system conduction (HV intervals) and variables of His-Purkinje system refractoriness using the ventricular(More)
The changes in refractoriness of the His-Purkinje system (HPS) and ventricular myocardium (VM) that are associated with the occurrence of postextrasystolic beats in man are unknown. Accordingly, using a pacing model of the cycle length changes created by a ventricular extrasystole-postextrasystole sequence, we measured retrograde HPS and VM relative and(More)
We have recently described the ability of abrupt short-to-long changes in atrial cycle length (CL) to prolong refractoriness of the His-Purkinje system (HPS) and increase the likelihood of aberrant ventricular conduction. We have also shown similar functional behavior in retrograde refractoriness of the HPS during changes in ventricular CL. To further(More)
Of 718 patients evaluated for suspected or documented ventricular tachyarrhythmias, ventricular fibrillation (VF) was induced in 28 (incidence 3.9%) by single and double extrastimuli. Nine of the 28 patients had suspected but no clinically documented ventricular tachycardia (VT) or VF (group 1), 11 had documented VT (group 2) and 8 had out of hospital VF(More)
Atrioventricular nodal (AVN) accommodation to an abrupt increase in atrial rate was systematically studied in 10 patients using a pacing protocol incorporating a programmable pause (S1S2) between the last beat of basic atrial drive (S1S1) and the onset of an 18-beat paced atrial train (S2S2) of shorter constant cycle length (CL) than that of S1S1. Pacing(More)